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EndNote is a very powerful reference management program. It's available on UEA PCs, or if you wish you can buy your own copy at a special student rate.


On this page:

1. Getting started with EndNote

2. EndNote: advanced features

3. Cite While You Write

4. Importing an Excel file into EndNote

5. EndNote Basic


1. Getting started with EndNote

Just starting out with EndNote? Download our step-by-step guide to setting up a library, importing references, and creating a reference list.

2. EndNote: advanced features

EndNote offers a number of advanced features to help you manage your references. This video shows you how to:

  • use the full text finder to download PDFs
  • create a custom group and add references to it
  • use 'Cite While You Write' to add references into your Word document
  • add page numbers to a citation

3. Cite While You Write

You can find more about the Cite While You Write function (integrating EndNote with Microsoft Word) in the video below.

Find a full range of training videos on EndNote's YouTube site.

4. Importing an Excel file into EndNote

If you need to import very large numbers of records into EndNote, this is a useful workaround. Some databases (e.g. Scopus) limit the number of records you can export in one batch to 2,000. If you need to export more than that, save the records as a .csv file, open it in Excel and then follow these steps:

5. EndNote Basic

Looking for an online version of EndNote? Try EndNote Basic. It's freely available online, and we've made a helpful guide that shows you how to create an account and start saving references.

You can use EndNote Basic on its own, or synchronise it with your 'desktop' EndNote account - here's a step-by-step guide on how to do that, or watch this video.